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Obituary for John Blackwell

John F. Blackwell, 69, of Pensacola, FL passed away November 13, 2023.

He was born July 30, 1954 in Valparaiso, FL to parents, Astley Devoe Blackwell Jr. and Mae Annice Mannie Blackwell.

John was raised in Pensacola, FL and Florala, AL attending Florala High School. He joined the Air Force at the age of 18. While in the Air Force he was awarded the Air Force commendation medal, the Air Force outstanding unit award with one device, National Defense Service medal, overseas short tour ribbon and the Longevity service award. He was a member of Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church.

He was a very talented well-known musician who played across the Pensacola, Destin, and Ft Walton Beach areas throughout the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. He was best known for his piano, organ playing and singing. John was also an avid Alabama Football fan, deeply admiring Paul Bear Bryant and Nick Saban.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Astley Blackwell Jr. and Mae Blackwell; brothers, Sonny and Terry Blackwell.
He is survived by his wife, Claudia Blackwell; son, Jed (Heather) Blackwell; brother, Jerry Blackwell; nephews, Astley (Amy) Blackwell IV, Ian (Nicole) Blackwell, Chris Blackwell, and Jason Summers niece, Tara Blackwell; and special lifelong friends, Steven Windham and Charlyne Kilpatrick.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday December 3, 2023 at Trahan Family Funeral Home, 60 Industrial Boulevard, Pensacola Florida 32503.